Samsung QN85B Vs QN90B Review

May 17, 2023
Justin Ankus

qn85b vs qn90b

Samsung's recently introduced 4K Neo QLED TV models qn85b and qn90b use mini-LED backlighting with Quantum Dot panels, featuring similar basic designs. Their key difference lies in the number of dimming zones - with the latter offering greater control of brightness and color saturation.

These TVs boast excellent picture quality and make an excellent choice for watching HDR content in bright rooms. Their SDR peak brightness is very high, meaning they can easily manage lots of light. In addition, both offer outstanding reflection handling for rooms with lots of natural lighting or windows so as not to cause glare during daytime viewing sessions.

These TVs make excellent choices for video game enthusiasts because of their fast response time, which allows for smooth display of many frames per second without blurring or stuttering, helping gamers keep pace with the action on screen. Unfortunately, though, both models also have one major drawback: Their high refresh rates cause image stuttering when showing lots of motion.

This issue affects most televisions with high refresh rates, so it shouldn't be taken too seriously. To solve it, simply disable motion smoothing in your television settings.

These TVs support all the advanced features found on modern gaming consoles and PCs, such as HDMI 2.1 inputs compatible with 4K/120Hz (including AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and standard VRR formats), ALLM audio technology, Samsung's 'Game Bar' and 'Ultra-Wide Game View' features for reduced input lag when gaming from off-center positions, as well as their uncompressed audio output capability (eARC).

These TVs don't support Dolby Vision, which is an HDR proprietary format supported by some streaming services and Blu-ray titles; but they do support HDR10+ which offers a royalty-free alternative.

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